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Obituaries

JOHN WILLIAM YOLO

JOHN WILLIAM YOLO

John William Yolo, 84, of Outlook, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004.

He was born in Pasco to Genoa (Barron) and John Yolo. On Dec. 9, 1950 he married Grace Lucille Leidecker in Wapato.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Grace Lucille (Leidecker) Yolo of Yakima; three children and spouses, John and Laura Yolo of Yakima, Julie Yolo-Richards of Bremerton and Dawn and John Bauer of Roy, Wa.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gloria and John Vidican of Yakima; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two grandsons.

Graveside services will be Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at 3 p.m. at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Those planning to attend should meet at the cemetery. Memorials may be made in Mr. Yolo’s name to Salvation Army or Lower Valley Hospice, c/o Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home.

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

LINDA LEE KNOWLES

Linda L. Knowles, 44, of Kennewick went to walk with Jesus Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, in Kennewick.

Linda was born in Prosser on Dec. 2, 1959. She grew up in Sunnyside, where she graduated from high school. Linda moved to the Tri-Cities in 1987, where she worked at McDonalds, Burger King and most recently Fred Meyer in Kennewick.

Linda had many Special Olympics awards and was an avid collector of anything that had to do with cats. She liked to bowl and ride bikes and loved to go to the movies and the mall.

Linda was a faithful member of the Richland United Pentecostal Church.

Linda is survived by her husband of 11 years, Carl Wayne Knowles; her parents, LaVerne and Pearl Farnworth; three brothers, Lee Farnworth, James (Jan) Farnworth and LaVerne C. Farnworth Jr.; two sisters, Susan (Tony) Bertsch and Diane Marquez; five brother-in-laws, John Knowles, Grant Knowles, Herb Knowles, Bruce Knowles and Raymond Knowles; one sister-in-law, Mary Knowles; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and many friends, including Marilyn and Bill.

Linda was preceded in death by her grandparents, Callie and Mae Hicks; her aunt, Betty Jean Browning; and her sister, Betty Jean Farnworth.

Linda will hold a special place in the hearts of all that knew and loved her.

Viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, from 10 to Noon at Columbia Memorial Chapel in Pasco. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at 12 p.m. at Columbia Memorial Chapel in Pasco. Graveside services will be held immediately following at Sunnyside Memorial Park in Sunnyside. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Kennewick, is in charge of arrangements.

CYNTHIA ELIZABETH LUTHER

Cynthia Elizabeth Luther, 85, of Outlook, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at her home in Outlook, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 7, 1919 to John Thomas and Estella Rachel (Keller) Fletcher in Cedar County, Mo., the seventh of 12 children. Elizabeth was raised in a very loving family environment during the Great Depression. She attended the Baptist Church. Elizabeth went to grade school in West Union, Mo. in the same schoolhouse her mother had once attended. She graduated from the eighth grade with honors from the Snyder School in 1933 and later attended Stoney Point School, where she met Leo Edward Luther. They were married on Sept. 27, 1940 in Missouri, where their four sons were born. In 1947 they moved to Outlook and three daughters and one son were raised. Elizabeth made her home in Outlook until the time of her death.

She was a member of the Granger Assembly of God Church for 57 years.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and reading.

She is survived by six children, Alan Luther and wife, Barbara, of Yakima, Gerald Luther and wife, Gloria, of Bickleton. David Daniel Luther and wife, Fatima, of Wasilla, Alaska, Jeanetta Knopp of Yakima, Susan Lockbeam and husband, Arnold, of Selah and Kevin Luther of Outlook; 31 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Clarence Fletcher and Clyde Fletcher; two sisters, Georgia and Laura, all of Missouri; and special friend, Elaine Getsinger.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Maris Jane Luther; one son, Loren Luther; five brothers, Willis, Lewis, Alfred, Sigal and Euell; and two sisters, Velma and Lucille.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Outlook Cemetery, Outlook. Those wishing to honor Mrs. Luther’s memory may contribute to the Granger Assembly of God Church. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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